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Solar-powered plane tries to fly around the world

...mid-sized truck. An empty Boeing 747, in comparison, weighs some 400,000 pounds.The Si2 is heading first to nearby Muscat, Oman, where it will land after about 10 hours of flight. A typical passenger jet takes just one hour to make the same journey...
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Froome wins Tour of Oman MUSCAT, Oman (AP) - Tour de France runner-up Christopher Froome won the Tour of Oman Saturday, holding off Alberto Contador and Cadel Evans to claim his first stage-race victory. Froome, a Team Sky rider who grabbed...
2011 is shaping up to be a boom year for piracy

The killing of four Americans who were taken hostage aboard the yacht Quest off the coast of Oman serves as an ominous warning that pirate activity will increase in 2011 despite large-scale naval deployments in the Gulf of...
Off the Beaten Path: The ghost of Allen Hasselborg

...along the way. It was April 20, late enough, I hoped, for the cross Admiralty lake route to be free of ice. A blizzard - an omen that would set the tone for the next 10 days - set in as soon as I began crossing Stephens Passage. I traveled by compass and...
Bumgarner, Giants stop Royals 7-1 in Series opener

...Kauffman Stadium.Just like that, what many figured would be a tight matchup had turned into a mismatch. And it was a good omen for the Giants - the Game 1 winner has won 15 of the last 17 World Series.The Royals will try to get even in Game 2 on Wednesday...
Joe Tompkins teammates

...Lt. Cmdr. Dan Cnossen (Topeka, Kan.); Travis Dodson (Deming, N.M.); Sean Halsted (Spokane, Wash.); John Oman (Rice Lake, Wis.); Augusto Perez (East Syracuse, N.Y.); Aaron Pike (Park Rapids, Minn.); Bryan Price (Belton...
At Tour de France, Cavendish edges toward legends

...he is certainly very aware of them. The Tour director, Christian Prudhomme, says that more than a year ago, at the Tour of Oman, he quietly tested Cavendish's knowledge of Tour de France history and was delighted when he rattled off the names of Andre...
Canadian musher to start first in Yukon Quest

...1 spot from a bunny boot during the Yukon Quest start banquet Thursday in Fairbanks.Casavant considers the position a good omen. He picked the seventh position last year and finished seventh. In 2012, he picked the 10th position and finished in 10th...
Off the Beaten Path: The flux and flow of caribou

...My idea of the perfect vacation is wandering around caribou country, hoping to tag along on a migration. I took it as a good omen when my little brother married a Newfoundlander who happens to be a member of the Yalipu clan. I suggested they honeymoon in...
National security interests tied to oil

...imported oil, and we spend lots of money protecting those interests. We have military bases in Qatar, Bahrain, Saudi, Kuwait, Oman, UAE, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Turkey, not to mention carrier groups constantly near the Persian Gulf. Our...


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